Infiniti JX crossover to join 2012 model range
Nissan has launched a near-production “concept” version of the 2012 Infiniti JX crossover at the U.S. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event.
The 2012 Infiniti JX is a three-row 7-passenger crossover SUV with a sliding second-row bench. It will be powered by a V6 engine mated to a CVT automatic and either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Infiniti seems keen to point out that the CVT has a “sport” mode that adds fake gear-shifts.
The Infiniti JX will debut even more intrusive new safety features, namely Blind Spot Intervention and Backup Collision Intervention. Other features include a 14-speaker Bose Studio surround sound system with Waveguide bass technology and an advanced Infiniti Connection Telematics system that can automatically synch the owner’s calendar and provide navigation guidance to appointments. It will also feature the Infiniti Personal Assistant, Infiniti’s new U.S. personal concierge service with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants.
The production version of the all-new Infiniti JX will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011, and it will hit showrooms in early 2012. It is not yet known if the JX will be offered in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other GCC markets.
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